Last Thursday marked the 30th annual Turkey Chase, the popular 10K race event benefitting the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and charities of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club.
Thousands of runners descended on Bethesda, temporarily closing down two lanes of Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in pursuit of a lead car carrying the traditional turkey mascot, State Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Dist. 16), County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and his wife.
Ricky Flynn, 25, of Lynchburg, Va., was the top overall finisher with a time of 31 minutes and 13 seconds, earning him a $200 prize. Top female finisher Morgane Gay, 22, of Bethesda also took a $200 prize with a time of 36:14.
Former Walt Whitman High School runner and state cross country champion Caroline Guiot, 18, finished first in the female age 12-19 division with a time of 41:35.